Former London Mayor Boris Johnson, a leading Brexit campaigner who had been considered one of the favorites to replace David Cameron as British Prime Minister, said on Thursday he would not be standing. Cameron announced he would resign last week after Britons voted to leave the European Union and Johnson had been seen as the leading candidate from the Leave camp to succeed him. "But I must tell you, my friends ... that having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in parliament, I have concluded that person cannot be me." Justice Secretary Michael Gove, another of the main figures in the Leave campaign who had previously said he would back Johnson, had earlier announced he would stand to be leader of the Conservative Party, saying he did not think Johnson could provide leadership.
A Kenyan court granted bail on Thursday to a British business executive charged with the murder of a Kenyan woman, his lawyer said. Richard Alden, 52, has denied he killed Grace Wangeci, 42, whom his lawyers said he had found "unresponsive" at his home on June 4 in the upscale Karen district of Nairobi before he took her to hospital, where she was declared dead. A lawyer who is no longer on Alden's defence team told Reuters in early June she had died while taking "selfies with a gun" that accidentally went off in his home.